There are schools offering paralegal programs in Virginia!
Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Virginia
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The top-ranked school in Virginia with a paralegal program is University of Richmond, which is located in University Of Richmond. In 2010, it was ranked 22nd nationwide. In 2010, University of Richmond graduated 9 students from its paralegal program. Tuition at University of Richmond was $41,610 per year.
Marymount University, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Virginia that has a paralegal program. It is located in Arlington. In 2010, Marymount University graduated 9 students from its paralegal program. The tuition rate at Marymount University was $23,426 per year.
Virginia Intermont College, which is located in Bristol, is the third-ranked school in Virginia that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Virginia Intermont College paralegal program. The tuition rate at Virginia Intermont College was $25,542 per year.
Tuition at Virginia's paralegal schools ranges from $41,610 per year to $2,616 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,446 per year. The Virginia paralegal schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- University of Richmond - located in University Of Richmond, students are charged $41,610 per year
- Centura College - located in Virginia Beach, students are charged $27,147 per year
- Centura College - located in Richmond, students are charged $27,127 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Virginia paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:
- Southwest Virginia Community College - located in Richlands, students are charged $2,616 per year
- Mountain Empire Community College - located in Big Stone Gap, students are charged $2,652 per year
- New River Community College - located in Dublin, students are charged $2,677 per year
A paralegal degree from a Virginia school... what next?
Most people who graduate from paralegal school in Virginia go on to work as a paralegal. In 2010, there were 7,110 paralegals working in Virginia. The following counties have the largest number of Virginia paralegals:
- Chesapeake County - 1,610 paralegals
- Caroline County - 1,170 paralegals
- Botetourt County - 280 paralegals
The government projects that the number of paralegals in Virginia will grow by 29%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 9,190 paralegals working in Virginia.
On average, paralegals earn $49,900 per year. However, Virginia paralegals earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,120 per year to more than $62,770 per year in 2010. The counties in Virginia with the highest average salary for a paralegal are:
- Caroline County - $45,250 per year
- Albemarle County - $44,390 per year
- Chesapeake County - $42,050 per year
The following counties in Virginia have the lowest average salaries for paralegals:
- Buchanan County - $27,040 per year
- Frederick County - $28,680 per year
- Danville County - $33,130 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Virginia statistics regarding a career in paralegal studies and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as homeland security or paralegal.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
- Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Virginia
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Featured Online Schools
|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|5,676 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute||Salem||VA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|5,459 miles from location||South University||Virginia Beach||VA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|5,548 miles from location||South University||Glen Allen||VA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|5,476 miles from location||Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton||Hampton||VA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|5,540 miles from location||Northern Virginia Community College||Annandale||VA||16.7061||n/a||46,619|
|5,469 miles from location||Tidewater Community College||Norfolk||VA||13.232||n/a||30,447|
|5,541 miles from location||J Sargeant Reynolds Community College||Richmond||VA||10.8709||n/a||12,729|
|5,478 miles from location||Thomas Nelson Community College||Hampton||VA||10.3208||n/a||10,606|
|5,674 miles from location||Virginia Western Community College||Roanoke||VA||11.0937||n/a||8,927|
|5,677 miles from location||National College-Salem||Salem||VA||21.647||n/a||6,691|
|5,596 miles from location||Lord Fairfax Community College||Middletown||VA||13.2044||n/a||6,644|
|5,631 miles from location||Central Virginia Community College||Lynchburg||VA||12.8825||n/a||5,420|
|5,474 miles from location||Hampton University||Hampton||VA||23.6588||n/a||5,402|
|5,712 miles from location||New River Community College||Dublin||VA||10.7673||n/a||5,229|
|5,544 miles from location||University of Richmond||University Of Richmond||VA||77.8979||30%||4,344|
|5,773 miles from location||Southwest Virginia Community College||Richlands||VA||12.9909||n/a||3,855|
|5,664 miles from location||Patrick Henry Community College||Martinsville||VA||12.8903||n/a||3,501|
|5,534 miles from location||Marymount University||Arlington||VA||56.6943||26%||3,480|
|5,825 miles from location||Mountain Empire Community College||Big Stone Gap||VA||10.1067||n/a||3,383|
|5,456 miles from location||Centura College||Virginia Beach||VA||19.6469||n/a||1,639|
|5,464 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk||Norfolk||VA||18.9467||100%||1,134|
|5,544 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Richmond||Richmond||VA||20.3606||100%||815|
|5,533 miles from location||Everest College-Arlington||Arlington||VA||19.649||100%||783|
|5,460 miles from location||Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach||Virginia Beach||VA||6.21557||n/a||752|
|5,543 miles from location||Bryant and Stratton College-Richmond||Richmond||VA||16.5427||n/a||730|
|5,550 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly||Chantilly||VA||20.7899||100%||634|
|5,791 miles from location||Virginia Intermont College||Bristol||VA||31.2762||20%||577|
|5,543 miles from location||Centura College||Richmond||VA||16.4443||n/a||290|
|5,464 miles from location||Centura College||Chesapeake||VA||19.6019||n/a||212|
Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Virginia
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants +||7,110||$49,900||33.4%|
|Legal Secretaries +||3,570||$41,890||14.4%|
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